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Teaser Tuesday 02-03-09: Testimony

Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.




From Testimony by Anita Shreve, page 190:
I'm up the path now, farther than even you and I have ever gone. Once, when I was a kid, my father and I hiked to the top, it took all day, but when we got there and stood on a rock, we could see the mountains all around, and I remember being amazed that there was a mountain right behind the one we were on, one you couldn't see from the ground, and it seemed like there was a taller mountain behind that one too, so that every time you got to the top you would see that you had another mountain to climb, but then I figured there must be a top somewhere that was the highest of all, and I wondered if I would ever get to do that one day, go to the top.

7 comments:

jlshall said...

That second sentence is quite hefty, isn't it? I've never read any Anita Shreve, but this one seems like one I might like to try. Great teasers!

Nise' said...

I've been wanting to read this one for quite some time now.

Margot said...

What a long and skillful second sentence. I love it when writers do that well. This is the second good teaser I've read of this book today. I'm taking it as an omen. I need to read this book.

gautami tripathy said...

Shreve seems popular today! I read The Pilot's Wife a few days back!

Here is my post!

Carrie K. said...

I'm reading Testimony right now, too - it's very thought-provoking.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great teaser! I felt that way once when we took a trip up to Canada and climed some of the peaks near Whistler - it was amazing!

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Henry Craig said...

Based from the excerpts you got a great book there.

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